Supporting Student Success: Contacts and Resources

Many times, parents, family members, and guardians of Marian University students are the first people our students approach for guidance, support, and help.

The links on this page will provide you with more information about campus resources, and the person to contact, to ensure your student gets answers and assistance when needed.

We look forward to serving you!

Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE)

The Center for Academic Success and Engagement is where Student Affairs and Academic Affairs meet to provide students with resources and services for success.


Academic Advising (visit academic advising)

Assistance with major exploration, academic policies and procedures, and four year academic plans.
Location: Clare Hall, First Floor

Academic Support Services (visit academic support services)

Assistance with academic skill building, disability services, study skill enhancement, placement testing, CLEP testing, Student Success Seminars, test-taking strategies, test anxiety, individual academic support
Location: Clare Hall, first floor

First-Year Experience

Assistance with transitioning from high school to college.  Students take advantage of activities that connect them with their peers and faculty outside of the classroom as well the greater Indianapolis community.  
Location: Clare Hall, First Floor

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    Jennifer Plumlee
    Director of Academic Engagement
    (317) 955-6595
    Clare Hall, First Floor
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    Tyler Paul
    orientation coordinator
    (317) 955-6354
    Clare Hall, First Floor

Library (visit library)

Assistance with research assistance, articles/databases, individual/group study space
Location: Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library

  • caitlin balgeman
    Caitlin Balgeman
    Electronic Resource Management Librarian
    (317) 955-6393
  • chris bishop
    Christopher Bishop
    Health Sciences Librarian
    (317) 955-6584
  • lynne colbert
    Lynné Colbert
    Acquisitions Librarian
    (317) 955-6264
  • Greg Lutz
    Access Services Associate
    (317) 955-6713
  • edward mandity
    Edward Mandity
    Assistant Director, Information and Instructional Technology Librarian
    (317) 955-6007
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    Jeff Russ
    Access Services Associate
    (317) 955-6473
  • Jessica Trinoskey
    Director of University Library Services
    (317) 955-6730

Academic Engagement and Peer Tutoring Center (visit peer tutoring center)
Assistance with academic resources. The office provides free resources and services to promote academic success. Services include: peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, success coaching, and success seminars.
Location: Clare Hall, first floor

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    May Cheng
    Director of Academic Engagement
    (317) 955-6595
    Clare Hall

Registrar’s Office (visit registrar's office)
Assistance with registration, change of major, change of advisor, course drop/add, transfer credit, certification for VA benefits, official transcripts, degree audits, graduation clearance
Location: Marian Hall, first floor

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    Maryann Bonner
    Associate Registrar
    (317) 955-6053
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Samantha Eble
    Administrative Assistant
    (317) 955-6239
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Mary Gilmore
    Transfer Coordinator, second degree and online programs
    (317) 955-6198
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Mariah Mueller
    Assistant Registrar, traditional programs
    (317) 955-6052
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Jennifer Schwartz
    (317) 955-6056
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Livia Scott
    Assistant Registrar, graduate and professional programs
    (317) 955-6337
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Hanna Varys
    Associate Registrar
    (317) 955-6055
    Marian Hall, First floor
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    Jennifer Whitson
    Assistant Registrar, College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM)
    (317) 955-6679
    Marian Hall, First floor

Speaking Studio (visit speaking studio)
Assistance with speech development, public speaking skills
Location: Clare Hall, lower level

Writing Center (visit writing center)
Assistance with developing writing skills, editing, revisions
Location: Clare Hall, lower level

21st Century Scholars

Assistance with 21st Century Scholar needs, including scholarship eligibility, academic support, and student success.
Location: Clare Hall, First Floor

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    Kalyn Miller
    Director of 21st Century Scholars
    (317) 955-6330
    Clare Hall, Room 117

Financial Support

Business Office (visit business office)
Assistance with student account management, account balances, payment plans, check cashing
Location: Marian Hall 103

Financial Aid (visit financial aid)
Assistance with scholarships, grants, FAFSA, federal loans, private loans, financial counseling
Location: Marian Hall 119

Work Study, Student Employment, Internships, and Career Services (visit work study, student employment, internships, and career services)
Assistance with job search, application, resume writing, career exploration 
Contact: or 
Location: Clare Hall 119


Campus Ministry (visit campus ministry)
Assistance with spiritual growth, faith exploration, community faith information, community service, Catholic practices, retreats
Contact: or
Location: Clare Hall, first  

  • Adam Setmeyer
    Adam Setmeyer
    Vice President of Mission and Ministry
    Director of Campus Ministry
    (317) 955-6131
    Oldenburg Hall, room 121
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    Jeanne Hidalgo
    Campus Minister
    Coordinator of Service and Social Justice
    (317) 955-6085

Campus Safety and Police Services (visit campus safety and police services)
Assistance with student IDs, parking passes, escorts, vehicle lock outs, jump starts, police reports, emergency notification, lost and found, bicycle rental, bicycle registration
Location: Ruth Lilly Student Center, first floor

Counseling Services (visit counseling services)
Assistance with confidential one-on-one personal counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, career exploration and counseling
Location: Clare Hall, first floor, in Learning and Counseling Center

Dining Services (visit dining services)
Assistance with meal plans, dining dollars, special dietary concerns/needs
Location: Clare Hall 121

Health and Wellness Services (visit health and wellness services)
Assistance with: management for and diagnosis of common health concerns, common tests, prescriptions, basic physicals, orders for tests, tetanus and influenza vaccines. PPD (TB) tests.
Location: Clare Hall, Room 126

Housing and Residence Life (visit housing and residence life)
Assistance: on campus housing info, housing contracts, room assignments, roommate mediation
Location: Ruth Lilly Student Center 201
  • Karen Candlish
    Karen Candlish
    Assistant Dean of Students
    Director, Housing and Residence Life
    (317) 955-6190
  • Kate Doty
    Kate Doty
    Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life
    (317) 955-6475
  • Brittani Braswell
    Leah Burger
    Area Coordinator, Doyle Hall and Clare Hall
    (317) 955-6493
  • Brittani Braswell
    Brittani Braswell
    Area Coordinator, University Hall and Drew Hall
    (317) 955-6425
  • Robin Spearin
    Robin Spearin
    Student Affairs Specialist
    (317) 955-6318


Academic Technology Services (visit academic technology services)
Assistance with software (tutorials), digital media production and training, Canvas support
Location: Library, first floor

  • Elizabeth Osika
    Dr. Elizabeth Osika, Ph.D
    (317) 955-6095
    Library, room #102A
  • Tom Harrington
    Tom Harrington, M.Ed
    Instructional Technologist
    (317) 955-6778
    Library, room #102
  • Mona Kheiry
    Mona Kheiry, M.S.Ed
    Instructional Designer
    (317) 955-6193
    Library, room #102

Help Desk (visit help desk)
Assistance with wireless access, smart phone and iPad, set up, email issues, CAMS student portal, computer labs, printing, general technology questions
Location: Marian Hall 301

Unsure where to begin? 

Vice President of Student Success and Engagement and Dean of Students, Ruth Rodgers,; 317.955.6318

Director of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement and Director of First Year Experience, Jennifer Plumlee,; 317.955.6595
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